I look around every day and I see a needy world. People exhibit so much neediness and sometimes it becomes uncontrollable. We find ourselves getting too attached or too detached from the things we love the most. We deflect onto others certain characteristics that sometimes place them in awe of what actually might be going on with us. The truth is, many of us find ourselves depressed yet we do not even know we are. In our part of the world, depression is seldom discussed. However, it is one of the most persistent ailments confronting the younger generation.
Whatever pain we think we feel, we walk amongst people who feel greater pain. Whenever I’m depressed, I feel like something has been taken away from me and I feel like I’m doing some sort of endless search for something that I most likely will not find. Dealing with depression is hard. It is like being tormented by your greatest fear. For me, it makes me shut down my feelings and it almost feels like I do not feel anything but emptiness. I’m sharing my experience so that you can have a picture of when you were depressed and properly define it for a remedy.
Characteristics That Show Depression
Like me, a hermit is a person who finds their home or place of residence as their safe haven when they are depressed. When they leave their home, they feel extremely out of place and they try to do everything in their power to return to their safe place. Being around people suddenly becomes exhausting for them.
Social Media Hookers
Some people drown themselves in social media when they are depressed. They most likely never log off at all. They just bury themselves in online shows, movies, Tv, and games and they simply avoid thinking of their real feelings to deal with them. What these people do not realize is that social media posts can trigger the phase they might be going through and even increase the weight of the depression they might be experiencing.
You know when you are very exhausted but you just cannot bring yourself to sleep? That is a sign of depression. You sit on your bed or sofa and just search for motivation to do plenty of things yet to no avail. This is because deep behind your mind lingers very negative thoughts that do not allow productivity. Such people never catch any sleep for themselves. They never do. They sit in the dark feeling empty and numb.
Sometimes, our own thoughts scars the hell out of us. It creeps us out so much that we fear venturing them. Such people procrastinate beyond logic or reason because they feel like completing tasks require too much energy that they cannot afford to give.
The “Shut Outs”
This set of people shut people out completely when they are depressed. You see them plugging in their headphones and listening to loud music all the time and they avoid any kind of communication all together.
The one thing that I love about life is, nothing lasts forever. Depression is a silent, slow killer. Getting yourself out of depression takes a lot of hard work and I’m happy to tell you that you can do that hard work to stay healthy and productive. If you find yourself in any kind of situation and you identify with either of the mentioned characteristics. You certainly do not have to be worried.
All you have to do to fix yourself is to start exhibiting characters directly different from what you used to exhibit. Visit your doctor if you have to or speak to a Therapist to help you navigate through the things you feel. Put your mind to it and you will find yourself in a better place than you were. Stay mentally strong, healthy, and free of depression!